Merritt Island Wills & Probate Lawyer, Florida


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Brian William Hurd Lawyer

Brian William Hurd

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Brian W. Hurd believes in strong representation and personal attention for each client. Mr. Hurd will defend your rights and interests to the full ext... (more)

Leland Warren Wooten

Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jason Hedman

Wills, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Fernando M. Palacios

Immigration, Wills, Wills & Probate, Trusts
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Stephen P. Heuston

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate
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Richard E Stadler

Government Agencies, Wills & Probate, Franchising, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           

Daniel William Blougouras

Estate, Wills & Probate, Elder Law, Business Successions
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

Deborah M Smith

Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Wills, Custody & Visitation, Alimony & Spousal Support
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Jacob Henry Speicher

Wills, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

Bonnie Klein Rhoden

Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

FAMILY ALLOWANCE

A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to ... (more...)
A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to help support the surviving spouse and children during the time it takes to probate the estate. The amount is determined by state law and varies greatly from state to state.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

WILL

A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for you... (more...)
A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for your young children.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE AMEND. TO THE FLORIDA PROBATE RULES

After considering the Committee's proposals and reviewing the relevant legislation, we adopt all the Committee's proposals except the proposed amendment to subdivision (b) of rule 5.260. Consistent with statutory changes made by chapter 2010-132, section 3, Laws of ...

McCormick v. McCormick

... We have for review an order admitting to probate the Last Will and Testament of decedent Ferral Lee McCormick, Sr., but denying letters of administration to appellant Ferral Lee McCormick, Jr., whom the testate decedent had duly nominated as personal representative. ...

In re Guardianship of Shell

... VILLANTI, Judge. Lutheran Services Florida, Inc., the guardian of Bertha Shell, appeals from the probate court's order denying its objections to an earlier order that awarded Lutheran Services guardian's fees in an amount less than it requested. ...